Amy Carter Casimir (Pantomime, Stagecraft & Movement)’s ballet training started at age 8 in Los Angeles, California. At age 13, she was accepted into the pre-professional Pasadena Ballet Theater where she danced lead roles and traveled to yearly regional dance festivals. She has worked and/or trained with the San Francisco Ballet school, Pacific Northwest Ballet school, Joffrey Ballet school, and Royal Ballet School in England, and received the 1992 grand prize in the Music Center Spotlight Awards in Los Angeles. With New York as her base she performed with Eglevsky Ballet, Princeton Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, performed with Edward Zawicki and Dancers, was a guest artist at Twin Cities (IL) Ballet, and danced with Pennsylvania Ballet. In Lewisburg, she is the director of Strictly Ballet, a ballet school dedicated to classical ballet training for all ages and levels, and she and her husband Trey partnered with RiverStage this winter to present “A Lewisburg Victorian Nutcracker” last year, helping about 30 non-dancers become performers in one of the most popular ballets in the world.
Maggie Able (Exposed!) is a teacher, actress, and the director of last summer’s RiverStage Summer Theatre Academy production of I Hate Shakespeare. She has directed shows such as Driving Miss Daisy at Community Theatre League’s Moyer Studio, Gaspipe one-act plays, and has assistant directed multiple RiverStage productions such as A Streetcar Named Desire and A Raisin In the Sun. As an actress, Ms. Able has performed in many local productions, including Romeo and Juliet, Who Am I This Time?, Always a Bridesmaid, Savannah Sipping Society, Anne of Green Gables, and Murder by the Book, among others. She is excited to be returning to the RiverStage Summer Theatre Academy.
Barbara Ross & Glenn Wilson (Let’s Play!) are excited to offer their Let’s Play! program for young students for the second year in a row. They have been acting and teaching in the professional theatre for over 45 years. Barbara Ross has taught creative dramatics for the Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, in the classroom and as part of a traveling troupe, and has run a summer arts program throughout many of the CSIU’s 17 school districts. She is also an alumna of the Metamorphosis Theater Company, performing for audiences in kindergarten through college. Glenn Wilson has instructed after school programs in New York City and at Shikellamy’s summer theater program. He has trained professionally in the Alexander Technique, Williamson System, Meisner Technique, speech, diction and voice, among other topics. Together, they have both worked onstage and behind the scenes designing costumes for such RiverStage productions as Fools, All My Sons, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Wonder of the World, and more.